Bristol’s indie brewers raise the bar for UK and overseas breweries at city’s Craft Beer Festival

September 15, 2017
Bristol’s indie brewers raise the bar for UK and overseas breweries at city’s Craft Beer Festival

Bristol’s burgeoning craft beer industry takes centre stage this weekend as many of the city’s indie brewers come together for a major event. The Bristol Craft Beer Festival, which starts this evening, will showcase the city’s top breweries alongside those from around the South West and further afield.  Demonstrating...

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From Minions to VR, Encounters returns to put focus on Bristol as hotspot for short film talent

September 15, 2017
From Minions to VR, Encounters returns to put focus on Bristol as hotspot for short film talent

Bristol’s acclaimed Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival kicks off next Tuesday with more than 400 films and 60 events across six days showcasing the best of animation and short films from new and emerging talent.  This year’s competition programme is extensive and diverse, featuring a range of genres...

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Police and Crime Commissioner to attend launch of Bright Ideas Enterprise Competition

September 15, 2017
Police and Crime Commissioner to attend launch of Bright Ideas Enterprise Competition

Bristol’s emerging young entrepreneurs will get the chance to share their stories and pitch their ideas in a Dragons’ Den-style competition at an event staged by city-based youth empowerment project Babbasa later this month. Among those taking part in the launch of Bright Ideas Enterprise Competition on September 30...

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Event offers chance to hear about unique Productivity through People programme

September 15, 2017
Event offers chance to hear about unique Productivity through People programme

Small and medium-sized enterprises from across the South West are being invited to the preview of a unique programme aimed at supporting and investing in the business leaders of the future. Productivity through People is a collaboration between four world-class organisations with the University of Bath School of Management,...

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VWV lifts number of trainees across following expansion into London and Watford

September 15, 2017
VWV lifts number of trainees across following expansion into London and Watford

Growth in its London and Watford offices has enabled Bristol-based law firm VWV to take on more trainees this year. It has recruited nine trainees who have now started their training contracts in a range of seats including commercial property, construction, property litigation, private client, employment and corporate.   ...

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Last chances for Bristol businesses to have their say on draft economic vision for the West of England

September 15, 2017
Last chances for Bristol businesses to have their say on draft economic vision for the West of England

Bristol businesses have just a few weeks left to comment on a new economic blueprint for the West of England which aims to make it a “beacon of growth and innovation”. The draft strategy was launched in July by West of England Mayor Tim Bowles and interim chair of...

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New business centre leader for Allied Irish Bank in Bristol

September 14, 2017
New business centre leader for Allied Irish Bank in Bristol

Allied Irish Bank (GB) has appointed James Penman as its business centre leader for Bristol and the South West region. James, pictured, was previously with Principality Commercial, Bank of Ireland, Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays and has extensive experience working with commercial and corporate customers in the region...

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Bishop Fleming recruits more trainees following period of strong growth

September 14, 2017
Bishop Fleming recruits more trainees following period of strong growth

A 12% increase in turnover to £22.3m has enabled regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has its largest office in Bristol, to recruit 24 new trainees this month, taking the total to 30 over the past year. To keep pace with growing demand for its accounting, tax, corporate, restructuring...

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Appointments and a promotion boost RBS’s regional structured finance team

September 14, 2017
Appointments and a promotion boost RBS’s regional structured finance team

RBS has strengthened its regional structured finance team in Bristol with two appointments and a promotion. Stefan Gunn and Rebecca Jarrett join as directors and will cover the South West, Thames Valley, Solent and South Wales. Peter Glinn, who joined the bank in 2015 through its apprenticeship programme, has...

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